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tonight a former san francisco supervisor caught red handed now fighting aturn to jail. >> asiana grass results in a fine. tonight one family's poor treatment by the air lynn. >> a memorial to two fallen officers in santa cruz. tonight the squabble tied up the money the town raised for opening day. >> caltrans responds to a problem with the new bay bridge. almost a third of the bolts are leaking. >> three teenagers died when the plane crashed at sfo last year. tonight tonight the airline is responding to an unprecedented
fine on how it treated families. >> the department of transportation never issued this fine before. half a million dollars for failing to help the families of those when made it out that have plane alive last july. we are live to explain what the airlines did wrong after the crash. >> the airline know what they should do following a crash. this plan has been in place since 1996. asiana airlines did not follow the rules according to the claim a cord together department of transportation it took up to five days to contact family members following this crash. a clear violation of the family assistance plan. michael verna was the first attorney to file suit against the airline. my client had in idea whether or
not the family member lived or died. >> asiana never publicized or provided staff to take calls from families of passengers of the cars and failed to commit resources to carry out family assistance plan. this daughter of a vur viefor spoke from her moem in vegas oochl their response is talk to our lawyers and hung up on us. >> we recognized your lives were changed. >> back in december she watched a broadcast of the national transportation safety board hearing and told us what she wanted to hear >> we haven't had a chance to talk to them just like i said we're just looking for more of a humane approach. >> he says the action will force asiana to change behaviors. >> god for by the this happens again. people don't have to go through
what my clients and others had to go through. >> the airline said it provided support to passengers and families following the accident. and will continue to do so. the airline must pay within 30 days remaining 100,000 will go to fund future trainings. >> tomorrow marks the anniversary of two santa cruz police officers. thousands of dollars raised to help families of sargeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler are still sitting in a bank account tonight. david? >> there is a service here in santa cruz this evening. many people who have gathered here were contributors to that fund for the baker and butler family. however, abc7 news learned the money has not been distributed
to the families because of the objections of one family member. >> the outpouring for the family was immediate. not a penny of the over half million dollars has been distributed we've confirm that had one of sargeant baker's daughters is disputing how the funds will be divided. abc7 news was able to reach ashley baker or her attorney. >> you see what went over again it takes so long to figure out money. how much you v who should get it. you know? i'm sorry to hear it. >> the deputy police chief turned down an interview saying quote, we not interested in talking about the selfishness of ashley baker on the eve of the one-year anniversary oochl when you get money expect you worked hard you want it to do good for the people that need i if is
it's going to litigation, it's a waste. >> a memorial garden will be in front of police headquarters. santa cruz residents talked how the tragedy changed the community. making them more open about supporting the police, and realizing the risks they take for public safety. officer butler was found of the breakfast buns at kelly's french bakery. they often saw her. >> i think appreciation towards officer is, maybe they didn't expect us to come forth many different ways from the community. >> for the families it's been a difficult year. >> the families are doing relatively well considering everything they've gone through. they went through holidays and just not having their loved ones there. >> the memorial garden dedication for outside of the police department is scheduled for 10:30 in the morning. members of both fallen officers families are expected to attend. we're live in santa cruz, abc7
news. >> thank you very much. and 24 hours from now we're going to be getting relieve. spencer christian is here. let me start with live doppler seven to show you clouds gathering already. clouds off shore, let's take a look at satellite image. you can see storms that are approaching us. storm number one, arriving actually in two stages tomorrow. first hitting after 8:00. the second stage hitting into afternoon. it's going to be a drencher complicating afternoon and evening commute we have second big storm out to sea that will arrive on friday. that might be even wetter than the first storm. but let's take a look at risks that may accompany the storm tomorrow. urban flooding there is a medium or moderate risk of
thunderstorms. a slight chance of wind damage. and hazardous conditions. a few locations getting rainfall. but the coastline and beyond will be wet and a little bit of a break. another heavy wave of rain and winds government, there is more about which i'll tell you in just a few minutes >> new bay bridge is beautiful but does it have flaw that's could be dangerous? here it is, live. some leaks turned up. a live report tonight, one expert today is critical. >> he's gotten to this point. caltrans continues to stay on such a major project issues are
to be expected but one expert says latest issue revealed is perhaps a seismic safety risk, but also, an embarrassment. >> the whole set of issues is making me nervous from a kind of a tra steejic perspective. >> peter is an earthquake engineer based in orinda. monitoring in the construction of the new bay bridge. he says he's seen enough in terms of problem was the structure. >> things like that happen. at this point, however, broken welds and broken lock. misaligned that. i'm beginning to ask, maybe we should kind of put the whole thing together and review the whole system? rather than pieces? >> this is not an issue. it does not affect the stability of the bridge. >> once gerngs caltrans is on the defensive over the latest issue of the new bay bridge. revelations the decks are misaligned in ten places on the suspension portion. >> we're talking about is at
most, an eight millimeter difference between two decks. public does not feel or see this whatsoever. >> taken alone, it may not be a big deal but on the heels of the other issues... >> i have seen enough to say we should pull back and look at the whole thing, again the risks are significant. maybe acceptable. maybe they're not. >> caltrans says 30% of the 2600 small bolts on the suspension portion are leaking. >> it's supposed to rain this week. that may yield informs. >> as for those giant broken bolts, discovered last year, caltrans maintains those that fail have had been retro fited and tests have so far revealed no additional problems. on treasure island abc7 news. >> a couple accused in the death of a 3-year-old napa girl pleaded not guilty to charges.
sarah krueger and her boyfriend are charged with murder. in courted today, prosecutors said the coroner finds krueger's daughter, dayleigh slusher died of blunt impact injuries to head, torso, arms and legs due to child abuse and neglect. she was found dead inside of the apartment during a welfare check. abc7 news learned disgraced former san francisco supervisor ed jew is back home after serving time for federal extortion. now fight his state sentence for perjury he is supposed to serve in county jail. vic lee is in the newsroom now with the story you'll see only on abc7 news. vic? >> we've learned ed jew is released after serving almost five years, apparently a model inmate taught yoga and english. jew did not want to be interviewed and his attorney spoke to us. >> what are your plans after you
get out? >> future plans? >> when you get out? >> spend more time with my daughter and my wife. >> that is what ed jew told abc7 news in an exclusive interview just before he went to prison almost five years ago. jew was convicted on federal bribery charges, of trying to extort $80,000 from the owners of quickly tapioca drink shops who had permit problem was the city this, security video in jew's chinatown flower shop captured him accepting a bribe. $40,000 in cash. he doesn't realize the money was working for the fbi. he served four and a half years in federal custody, first in a minimum security prison, in arizona. >> his job was he was driver to other people, other inmates he had car keys and drove off the prison grounds and had freedom. >> lawyer stew handlynn says he spent two years in a prison camp in california. jew was also convicted in state
court for perjury, lying about where he lived when he ran for supervisor. prosecutors found he resided in this home in burlingame with his wife and daughter. for that, he got one year in county jail. a sentence he'll have to serve now that he completed federal time. but handlynn went to court asking the judge to waive the sentence saying federal authorities sent him to maximum security for six months instead of a halfway house when learning he still had to complete his county jail time. >> that is the extra punishment he needs. >> district attorney gascone says his position now is that jew ought to serve time for p r purr -- perjury. >> there is some accountability to this community that hasn't necessarily taken place. >> ed jew fights another court
battle what is he is doing with his life? handlynn says he won't get into politics and will probably work in the family flower shop business, again. >> thank you, vic. >> still ahead here tonight at 6:00 a gold country couple finds buried treasure in their backyard. how to get in on part of the action. >> another batch of poisoned meat balls. just ahead finding out what happened to a dog that got a hold of one. >> evidence could solve dozens of sex crimes 100 untested rape kits getting sent to a lab >> students designed a car that just might go across the country on one gallon of gas. [ sports announcer ] here's another one, alyson dudek.
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not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. archaeologists confirmed cruise found native american remains today at the site of the new transbay terminal workers uncovered a skull and possible thigh bone the heritage commission will now appoint an expert to provide guidance on how remains should be removed work is continuing and crews roped off the area with remains to make sure they're in the disturbed this, is not the first time such a discovery has been made at the site. in september, 2012 a crane operator found a fossilized tooth of a woolly math yoj >> san francisco animal control
confirmed another dog has eaten a poisoned meat ball yesterday afternoon in the twin peaks area the owner took it tolt -- to the vet immediately. the animal is going to be okay. 32 possibly tainted meat balls have been found in the area. authorities found fake meat balls made of clay in front of an abandoned church. >> imagine finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. make it eight pots of gold, in sxanz rusty ones at that. here is wayne freedman on the couple that took a walk and are walking away with millions. >> don't touch. look at $10 million in 5, 10, and $20 gold pieces then ask. is it true? someone found these? >> they believe in karma. and so do we. >> yes. >> okay.
>> who is that? >> he's a rare coin dealer a man accustomed to financial artifacts coming through the store. even an elephant's tail. iet was worth value back, you know 150 years ago. >> but these coffee cans dug up by an unnamed couple are strangest of all. here is what they told don last year. >> found the can. they used a stick to dig it out. brought it back thinking it's full of paint. so heavy then they got rid of the gunk and dirt, they'd discovered they had gold. and then, they went back with metal detectors and found seven other cans >> they have a name. saddle ridge hoard. 1400 coins, street value then? $28,000 but more now because of the lore and quality. >> coins out there that have
maintained their value over the years are coins that have good stories. that is what people are buying here. >> is there a possibility someone can make a claim on the coins? >> i doubt it. >> he'll be selling them on amazon.com, figure $2500 for the least expensive, $1 million for the most. >> what makes it worth $1 million? >> supply, demand they're buying an artive fact. >> the find of a lifetime there is no price tag on one memory. >> what do they plan to do with the cans? >> they want to keep them. >> in tiburon, wayne freedman abc7 news. >> can you imagine? >> i know. that would be nice we're counting down days until the next bay area storm arrives. >> yes. it's now down to one. will be here tomorrow, you can track it yourself. any time with abc7 news weather app. >> spencer christian is here with the forecast. >> we are going to have several days of rainy weather, which we
need. you can see clouds abust golden gate there. 57 oakland. a milder 63 in redwood city. and you can see clouds dark, dense there. it's 53 in santa rosa. 55 fairfield. 54 concord. and towards city skyline, these are the forecast features going to be rainy, windy tomorrow. rain, wind, a chance of thunderstorms tomorrow night. showers will arrive thursday with more rain on friday. here is a look at animation at 5:00 in the morning there will be wet spots along the coastline. and rain rushing inland and
along the coastline. by mid day, around 12:00 we'll see a bit of a break. and wide spread heavy rainfall. and that just continues on throughout the night tomorrow and into early thursday morning giving way to showers so it's going to be a wet two days in a row. following the time line, we'll see strongest gusts along the coastline over 40 miles per hour. tapering off a little bit, just in time for afternoon and evening commute. and then, overnight we'll see winds weakening again. gusts becoming lighter. overnight, next big storm arrives just in time for morning
commute. wide spread rainfall potentially heavy rain. this may be wetter than tomorrow's storm. it's going to bring us a good dose of rainfall. this is only up to 1:00 p.m friday. overnight tonight cloudy with rain into early morning hours. tomorrow, a rainy, windy just wet and dreary day. here is the accu-weather forecast. wet, windy friday. showers linger then, diminish saturday sunday looks like a dry day. another chance of rain on monday. going to be a period of wet weather.
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catastrophic losses. thousands of bit coins are missing the bit coin is growing in popularity as online occurrency. supporters say this is an isolated case of miss management the dow lost 27 points today. and tesla went up $30 on word it intends to start making batteries also today model s named by consumer reports as the top pick of the year, pradzing model s for it's performance ask invoeations but noted it paid $89,000 for the car it tested. >> ucsf teamed up with wall greens to help fight pharmaceutical errors, creating a test program urging providers and uses electronic patient records keeping up to the minute information on your prescriptions.
about 7,000 people die every year from ed medication mistakes. organizers hope this will save lives. >> over goal is patient engagement in their care, understanding what med beings are for. and helping that other provider who may be seeing the patient as well. understand what the patient is taking so you don't get dupe ply kit medications and problems with that. >> well, just ahead tonight evidence that could solve dozen of east bay sex crimes, a hundred rape kits get sent to a lab. >> investigating the death bed confession of a man whos claims to be the zodiac killer. ♪ it takes two to make a thing go right ♪
untested dna evidence from dozens of cases. 100 being sent to virginia. money being provided by a grant from natasha's justice project a group advocating all rape kits get processed the alameda district attorney says this will solve more crimes. >> what we are anxious about that is getting those profiles identified and profiled and tested and then getting into it national data base to start solving some of the crimes and get perpetrators off the street. >> an investigation led to an audit of the san francisco police department, last week, the sfpd announced it would send out 700 unopened rape kits. >> 45 years ago, bay area terrorized by a man became known as zodiac killer and he's never
been caught. >> there is new evidence as to whose zodiac may have been. and what have you learned? >> a man from new york tells me he knows who the zodiac is because the killer confessed to him. they've placed the name on the list of suspects. investigators tied the zodiac to five murders in 1968 and 69. taunting police about their inability to arrest them. december, 19682 teenagers killed in benicia. >> two victims were ordered out of the car, and shot. >> 1969 a couple shot the female died, male survived.
>> he shot those two kids to pieces >> september, 1969. a masked man stabbed two people in napa county killing one of them. wanted to administer first aid but there is no place to give first aid. >> october, 1969, a san francisco cab driver shot and killed. days later a local paper received a letter from the zodiac claiming responsibility with a piece of a bloody shirt. >> hand writing anal sis of a letter indicates the writer is the same man committed five murders >> over 45 years police have investigated and cleared more than 2500 suspects and the tips keep coming. including one from randy kenny of upstate new york. >> he said i killed some people. i'm the guy they're looking for, for over 30 years. i'm the guy that is the zodiac killer. >> kenny tells i team his best friend louie meyers confessed in april, 2001 after doctors told him he was dieing.
kenny says meyers asked him to wait until after he died to tell authorities and he wanted kenny to write a book with proceeds going to victim families he died in may, 2002 and kenny spent years trying to get police to listen. >> i feel louie was 100% honest that day. >> meyers lived in vallejo from 1965-1971 told kenny the reason he became a killer at age 17. >> over a girl he broke up with. that is why he went to these shootings, that is what the deal was with the couples. >> meyers had interesting circumstantial connections to the crimes. >> went to school with the kids >> meyers went to both high schools and could have known the first victims and number two. >> worked in a restaurant with a waitress >> kenny says he worked as a restaurant at terry's restaurant
so did victim darlene feren. three. >> i began to see a foot print >> a boot print found at the crime scene. his father worked at mayor i'll land and would have access to this type of boot. we're told he briefly worked at a military surplus. meyers didn't know san francisco cab driver cab driver. he was just robbing the cab driver. >> he told you that? >> yes. for drug money. >> meyers got in trouble with police unrelated to the zodiac murders including disorderly conduct, theft and possession of stolen property. >> louie was a good guy. >> this childhood friend of louie's stopped hanging around with him after miers started getting arrested. >> he went into the army. >> military records show meyers stationed in germany between yun 1971 and january, 1973. zodiac didn't send letters during that time. after the army, meyers moved
back to new york and became a trucker making runs back to the bay area. robotel says meyers confessed in 1976. >> that was the time he told me he was the zodiac. >> he didn't believe meyers at that time and changed his mind, now. >> i just pushed it aside we never talked about it again. >> he could have been just a nut job who had delusions of being a serial killer. >> well that, is possible, too. >> two retired cops are skeptical a teenager could have pulled off attacks and say meyers doesn't seem to fit witness descriptions including one by a surviving victim. >> the picker doesn't look anything like what michael described >> still, the former officers believe the louie meyers tip is credible enough to pursue if they can come up with new evidence that to the crimes. >> the suspect will keep certain
items used in a homicide. a knife, the gun. the hood. >> those are items kenny hasn't seen and doesn't have. >> i talked to san francisco and that is what they want. the smoking gun. i don't have it. >> we spoke by phone with meyers family. some said there is no way he was a killer his daughter told us she would like police to get the answer. dan? >> thank you. >> hard to wonder. thank you. >> imagine a car gets a thousand miles a gallon. >> that is the goal of some students who plan to test inventions in a cross-country competition. attention monster taco fans!
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satellites like seen in this video to predict storms, measure ground water levels and survey the snow pack. >> with gas prices on the rise again it's all about miles per gallon. what if you can go hundreds or thousands of miles on a gallon of gas? some students are building a car they hope will do just that. >> in just eight weeks this rough frame will turn into one of these. while someñi cars get 30, 40 mis per gallon... >> we're aiming for a thousand. >> it's a proud tradition for young engineers. competing in the shell eco marathon held in texas a race not about speed but endurance oochl we have an hur to do as many laps as we can. and we have set amount of fuel. >> 5.8 on the nose. >> organizers shot this video,
speeding up to 25, 30 miles per hour then cutting off the engine to coast as long as possible. before firing up again. >> it's a heart that beats insiefd a weightless body. the construction used on the yacht that won the america's cup. >> very rigid. >> in a competition you can imagine we're not dealing with a luxury vehicle. for the driver that hour is likely to be excruciatingly uncomfortable. >> sitting here being like this in fetal position for about an hour. you know? and controlz going to be here >> what looks like a tiny wheel. >> moving around for speed. >> will spend days learning from their mistakes. >> a different kind of learning
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something rare has occurred at the oscars this year. one of the nominees for best song has been disqualified because of a rules violation. >> leaving just four songs in the category featuring biggest names in the music business. >> that is right. more on what to expect sunday. >> first of the nominees to go platinum was "let it go". the song from the movie "frozen" presented by disney which owns abc7. it's considered to be the front runner by some. but the producer says voters are unpredictable. >> they may take outside nods for temperature rage. but they don't care. >> we visited narda and he has
nominated for an oscar. we asked what he thought of the oscar nominations. first, ordinary love from mendella. long walk to freedom. the song by u two. great for selling music... owe i don't feel the spirit of mandella. >> next, the moon song from the movie "her". sung by actress scarlet joe hanson. >> narda is predicting "happy" from "despicable me 2" will be
the winner. ♪ [ music ] >> "happy" went certified platinum last week. >> its his time. with "feeling lucky" he's just got a gift. >> all four songs will be presented live at the oscars. >> abc7 is your oscar station and katie will be live in l.a. right here on abc7 news. good songs >> yes. it's time to check on the weather with rain coming. >> yes. >> i'm happy the rain is coming. a series of storms coming our way.
that is going to bring wet weather up north in eureka. in monterey it will go rainy so you're going to get a good soaking here. high temperatures reaching into low to mid-60s mildest locations around the bay. it's going to be wet throughout the day. here is the accu-weather forecast. there is more rain to follow, look for showers thursday, a big storm friday with strong gusts also helping with tomorrow's storm. saturday, a dry day sunday. and another chance of rain monday, we need it. so... get used to it. get your umbrellas ready. >> yes. yes. >> and drive carefully, please. >> spring training is underway, baseball news. >> larry beil is here with that. >> a bit of a surprise from giants. and it will not be matt cane in 2014. sports is coming up next. ♪
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good evening, just days into spring training and bruce bocci made up his mind, the first opening day start for its young bumgartner. reward for success last season. and also might be viewed as a set back for matt cane moving back to 8 and 10 last year, tim hudson and tim lincecum and ryan vogelsong round out the rotation. john going to be back behind the plate for athletics notable because it will be the first time he was caught since suffering a concussion. jayso hit by a foul tip and now switching to a heavier steel mask. derek norris solidified his spot on 2014 roster. 98 games in that platoon
situation had nine oem holme runs. in his third year in the bigs. >> norris decided to cut his hair in a mullet. then he kept the mullet and added a beard. >> we'll see where fire gets going. doesn't touch anything. let the hair go. beard gochlt here i am. >> because back to a team a lot of new faces in the bull pen. >> these guy that's we have acquired have faced plenty of times. >> learning their personalities it's how they pitch. >> the closer was sent packing and he led the league past two seasons with 50 and 51 safes.
>> you can make the argument he's one of the best in the bigs. and you know the rage of balfour, he's calm and collected. i think we're going to be very pleased. >> i wondered how much catchers talk to hitters. >> when you're behind the plate, for me, i got to be careful. i am still very young. it's a great part of the game. in any type of way but just to have fun. >> with a's mike shumann abc7 sports >> nfl combine wrapped up today in indianapolis. jim harbaugh still a niner.
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>> you can do what you want. >> join me tonight at 9:00, a social media fire storm over breast feeding. what one u.s. airline told a mother she could, and could not do on the flight. at 9:00 >> then, on abc7 news at 11:00 beating the system to land reservations at san francisco hottest restaurants. >> and oscar sunday is sunday, you'll be able to watch on your smart phone or tablet. >> you can watch to get access to what's happening back stage to the moments everyone will be talking about. >> that is it for this edition in abc7 news >> thanks for watching. [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf...
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